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Hurst Reservoir, Glossop, Derbyshire. Archaeological Investigation and recording.

Taylor, Karl (2013) Hurst Reservoir, Glossop, Derbyshire. Archaeological Investigation and recording. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Hurst Impounding Reservoir, which dates to the nineteenth century, is currently being
decommissioned and Hurst Brook, which feeds it, is being restored. The site is
situated approximately 2km to the east of the town of Glossop, Derbyshire (NGR
centred SK 057 937), in the valley of Hurst Brook at the east side of Glossop and
District Golf club, accessed via a track through the course. The reservoir is
approximately 600m long by 200m wide and encompasses the reservoir and
associated features. An Environmental Statement was prepared and submitted with the
planning application (ref NP/HPK/1212/1230) for decommissioning and restoration,
which included an assessment of the impact upon archaeology and cultural heritage. A
consequence of the Environmental Statement was the proposal to mitigate the
disturbance or complete removal of heritage assets relating to the nineteenth century,
as well as any earlier, possibly prehistoric, below-ground remains through a
programme of archaeological assessment and recording. United Utilities requested
that Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) consult with the Peak District National
Park Authority (PDNPA) Archaeologist in order to produce proposals outlining the
mitigation recording of known standing heritage assets. Additional research, an
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) survey and building survey to English Heritage
Level II standard was carried out in June 2013.
The contract for the work to construct Hurst Reservoir was advertised for tender in the

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Derbyshire
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: Watson
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2019 13:22
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2019 13:22
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/4574

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